Library at Canyon Middle School
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ILLUSTRATED TALK: An Illustrated Talk teaches a concept or skill that would be impractical to demonstrate in a classroom setting. Posters or equivalent visual aids should include at least an introduction/title card, information card, and a summary card. Models or other visual aids can be used to enhance the presentation. Must be 4-H related.
SCIENTIFIC DEMONSTRATION AND ILLUSTRATED TALK: A Scientific Demonstration uses the steps used by scientists to answer questions and solve problems. The presentation style can either be in the form of a demonstration where the experiment is performed in its entirety or in representative parts. If the experiment can not be performed, then it will be an illustrated talk. The cards are the same for either a demonstration or illustrated talk as described above. Must be 4-H related.
PREPARED SPEECH: This format requires the speaker to write and deliver his/her own speech. The speaker will persuade, inform, or educate the audience on a singe issue or topic. Members may speak on any subject.
IMPROMPTU SPEECH: Impromptu speaking involves speeches that the speaker has written him/herself at the competition. One at a time, the speakers will randomly draw a piece of paper with a topic on it. The topics will be developed from the pre-announced categories for the event. From the time the speaker is given the topic, he/she will have three minutes to prepare a speech. The maximum speaking time is five minutes. The speaker is expected to have completed basic research on the announced topics. The speaker is allowed one 5" x 7" note card (single sided) to collect the results of the research on each topic. The speaker may use a single research note card during the delivery of the impromptu speech. Primary members may not participate. May or may not be 4-H related.
INTERPRETIVE READING: Speakers may read any published written work that is age appropriate and acceptable for use in a public school classroom. In addition to introducing him/herself the speaker should demonstrate knowledge about the reading selection by describing the title, the author, the characters, the purpose or setting of the writing, and any other introductory information that might enhance the understanding of the piece by the audience. The reading should be completed with a short conclusion that will leave a vivid memory of the selection for the audience. Not 4-H related.